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Windows 8 now available; upgrade from previous version for only USD $14.99

Windows 8 launches globally today and that’s exciting news. Microsoft has a lot of innovation in the desktop space and they have blurred the line between desktops and tablets. They have also gone against the grain of making software very expensive to acquire for consumers. If you’re upgrading from a previous version of Windows, you can get Windows 8 PRO for only USD .99 at That’s roughly PHP 600.00 for an original copy of Windows 8. This offer will last until January 31 2013. By itself, Windows 8 PRO will sell commercially for USD $39.99.

For more detailed news about the event, head over to the live blog I did for Rappler and my post-event assessment on why the Surface brand is not coming to Asia.

Follow Windows 8 news on Twitter with the hashtag #Windows8PH and #Windows8 and also follow @MicrosoftPH for more news about their latest operating system.

Press release follows.

Windows 8 Press Release